"Ms. Fluttershy is ok, but she suffered from serious blood loss and some damaged muscles. Until then, she cannot use her hind legss." Nurse Redheart told Twilight and Spike. "Can you tell me what happened?"
"Fluttershy was trying to control a wild animal. It got out of control." Twilight said. It was a lie, but also a truth. Witches weren't sentient beings, they only wanted the only thing they wished for.
"She should take care of herself more, some times she appears with cuts in her hands, a bit burned or some other things." Redheart said. Twilight widened her eyes at the revelation, bu kept calm. She didn't want Redheart to become suspicious."She's awake, you two can enter now."
"Alright. Thanks." Twilight said. She and Spike entered the room Redheart had exited.
Inside the room, Fluttershy was seeing at the celling, her look fixated in the shut-down light. She looked scared, and serious at the same time.
"I thought I was in hell, paying my sins... And yet, when I saw you there, using... the bow." She said.
"..." Twilight didn't say anything, as she couldn't think on anything.
"I... I don't know what happened. A few days in the Barrier, the lie I had created for myself, and I awake the next time as a meek pegasus, friend of someone who resembles Sayaka in a lot of things..." Spike winced at the mention of the blue Puella Magi, though neither mare noticed it.
Fluttershy and Spike turned to see Twilight, her face showing determination and wisdom. Her wings were folded, but in a way that gave her an air of authority.
"I'm not her!" The alicorn shouted.
Both the dragon and pegasus widened their eyes at that.
"I'm not... Look at me. I'm not the sweet little girl who once was scared of Witches. I'm not the girl who became Hope. I'm Twilight Sparkle, student of Princess Celestia, and Princess of Friendship. I'm the Element of Magic, not the Goddess of Hope."
"And you..." She said, pointing her wing at the pegasus. "You aren't the Demon of Love. You're the sweetest pegasus I've known. Your sins were cleaned when you were born as Fluttershy, for all I care."
"Ma-No... Twilight... Thanks." Fluttershy said, showing a little smile. Then she turned to see Spike. "...By the way, who ARE you?"
"Yeah, I've been asking myself that for a while... Who were you?" Twilight asked.
Spike winced. He didn't want to answer.
"You were a girl before?"
The dragon blushed. "N-No! I wasn't! I... I was..."
"I... I don't want to say... But I can do something else..." He said. "Twilight? Can you make me a violin?"
"Well... I can, but it won't be tuned." the princess/goddess said.
"It will be. Trust me." Spike said.
A bit confused, Twilight made a violin out of some hospital implements. Spike took it, and stared to tug some of the chords. With great ability, he tuned the instrument perfectly.
After he finished, he started playing a little song.
A song Twilight had heard in Oktavia's Barrier.
She knew who Spike was.
"The one that killed Sayaka Miki, in more than one Timeline." Futtershy said.
"I Didn't know that!" Spike shouted.
"Calm down. As Ma-" Fluttershy shook her head. "As Twilight said, we aren't them anymore. Any sin Kyousuke commited is not your sin."
That cracked a smile in Twilight and Spike's faces.
Then Twilight felt something in her wings. A dark warm, something she had felt when she and Spike found Oktavia's Barrier.
"A Barrier? Twice in a day?" Fluttershy said, feeling the same thing she did. She tried to stand up, but Twilight stopped her.
"Fluttershy, you are hurt. You'll stay safe here. I'll take care of it."
"Flutters. You're my friend, and I won't let you hurt yourself only to fight some Witches. Spike, stay here with her." the dragon saluted, nodding.
"Fluttershy, can you trust me?"
"... Yes. I trust you."
That was all she needed. Twilight opened the window and flew to the place of the Barrier.
Twilight entered the Barrier, her body finishing to reorganize itself.
"I really need to learn how to do this outside the Barriers. It feels nice to have hands again." She thought. Then she saw the Barrier where she was. It had a lot of TVs.
"H. N. Elly, if have to guess." She said to no one. As in cue, the Familiars of the Witch, Daniyyel & Jennifer, appeared.
Twilight's time as a goddess in a past life gave info about them. If one of them touched her, she would be easy to carry to one of those screens, which where showing satic right now.
While she dodged them and grasping them in her magical aura, she thought on the last time she was in the Barrier. Well, not her, but Madoka was.
'Why aren't they showing my fears and dark memories, like before?' She thought, as she dodged and sliced the Familiars with the sharp point of the bow she made.
As she did, she didn't notice the Wich behind her, ready to trap her into her crystal grasp. Twilight noticed it... But too late, as she couldn't move fast enough.
She was done for, were her only thoughts.
However, the Witch found her end as a blue sword sliced her in half, ddestroying her and her Familiars. Twilight opened her eyes, and saw someone.
"Hey Twi, what are you doing here?"
Twilight smiled, as the Barried dissippated arround them. "Nothing, just killing Witches, Sayaka."
In the Hospital, Fluttershy and Spike were in the room of the pegasus, sitting in silence.
Finally, Fluttershy broke it. "Um, Spike?"
"Can you... close the door?"
"Sure." Spike did as Fluttershy said. Then the cream-colorerd pegasus opened her wings. "Huh, what are you doing?"
"Just watch... And don't scream, please." Fluttershy said. As she did, her wings started to glow darkly.
And then the entire room became a Witch Barrier for a few seconds. Spike watched the thing while shocked. He didn't even feel when his body became humanoid.
And neither reacted when Fluttershy changed into Homura. and her wings became distorted.
"... Spike? Are you ok?" The Puella Magi asked.
"... I'll need a time." Spike said, sitting down. The room had returned to normal, except for some little letters in the wall. "So... You can do a Barrier?"
Fluttershy nodded. "Yes... Is a gift... or a curse... given to me, as a reminder." She said, as she put her Soul Gem in her damaged legs. "I'm not a healer... So I can only heal myself a little." She closed her wings, and the room and they returned to normal. "This will le me heal faster."
"Fluttershy... Can I tell you something?" Spike asked, after a few seconds of silence.
"Are you scared of Sayaka, aren't you?"
Spike winced, but nodded. "Past life or not, I love Rarity. She's everything to me, apart from you girls. And... I don't want to kill her... Again."
"Spike..." Fluttershy nodded. "I'm scared too." At Spike's look. "I remember what Sayaka told me before all this happened..."
"Whatever happens, I won't forget something: Homura Akemi, you are the Demon."
"Uh... So you're scared for who is Sayaka too, don't you?"
"I Know who is her. And I'm scared of if she will hate me after discovering who was I."
Spike's eyes widened once more. "You mean... Is her?"
Fluttershy nodded. Spike sighed. "I had the feeling it was her. But that changes everything. She's our friend, and I don't think she'll hate us for what our past selves did. Twilight said it best, our sins aren't in this life."
"Spike..." Fluttershy smiled. "You are too wise for a baby."
"And you are a bit dumb for someone who has lived more than the princesses." Spike joked.
"H-Hey!" Fluttershy shouted as loud as she could (which was almost nothing.)
"Just joking, just joking." Spike said. Both beings chuckled.
"Anyway, if I know her, I'm sure she won't come flying, dememanding that-"
"KYO! LOVE ME!!" A voice was heard from outside of the window, which froze both the pegasus and the dragon. In a flash of multicolor, Spike was pinned to the ground.
"Rainbow! Release him at once!" Twilight shouted, as she entered trough the same window. "Didn't I told you what he felt?"
"Yeah, yeah. Gezz, Twi, I was just joking." Rainbow Dash said, releasing the little dragon. It wwas then when she saw Fluttershy, hidden behind the bed, using the prevoius confusion. "Huh? Fluttershy? Why are you hidden?"
"Is because she was... Well, You know." Twilight said.
Rainbow's eyes widened at the information, while she saw the yellow cream pegasus hid more behind her mane.
"Fluttershy..." Rainbow looked at her friend. "Come here, friend."
"B-But the thing she said..."
"What, the 'You are the Demon' thing?" Rainbow said. When Fluttershy nodded, the cyan pegasus sighed. "Yeah, you must understand. My best friend-"
"Sayaka's best friend." Twilight corrected.
"Yeah, that. Her best friend, being brainwashed... How would you feel?"
"Like I when you were Discorded." Twilight muttered.
"I... See..." Fluttershy said. "But... Anyway... Sorry..."
"Hey, no biggie. As Twilight has told you, we aren't Puella Magi anymore. And we have been friends since I remember." Rainbow said. "Forget the whole Demon thing."
"Rainbow... Thank you!!" Fluttershy shouted.
"Hey, if I forgave Spike for what Kyosuke did to me, why shouldn't I forgive you?"
"In my defense, Sayaka never said anything about her love." Spike said.
Rainbow huffed. "Men. Why can't you read our feelings?"
The three girls chuckled, as Spike huffed more.
"By the way, you're free to love Rarity." Rainbow said.
"Hey, it's painfully obvious you love her. And don't worry, I'll be ok." She shifted her view to Twilight. "I'm more concerned on the big crystal tree that blocks my daily excercises."
"Hey, you try to cut a tree that's made of crystal." Twilight replied.
"I told you I would eat the branch, but noo, You want to do experiments with it." Spike said.
Everyone shared a laughter again.
Then Fluttershy saw Rainbow. "Um, if you don't hate me, can I ask you for a favor?"
"Yes, of course. What?"
Fluttershy's wings glowed again, and her Barrier was on again. "Can you fix me?"
Spike sighed when he saw the faces of Twilight and Rainbow. This would be interesting to be explained.